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BbWorld17 - Wednesday 26th - Thursday 27th July 2017

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Blackboard's World Conference at BbWorld17
Website: http://bbworld.com/

These are my notes and thoughts and should not be seen as a fully accurate or complete account of the information provided.  Some of the information included here contains features that Blackboard are working on / towards but have no guarantee to bring to market.

If you feel I have missed something / been inaccurate in my note taking please let me know in the comments and I will correct / discuss / debate with you :)

Harvesting brilliance In this session, you will learn how NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is re-architecting their learning ecosystem to provide a better user experience. As the “Center of the Universe” for space exploration, JPL has embarked on a journey to expand the ways it delivers learning activities and knowledge sharing.
Imagine a world where sending and receiving data takes hours and then imagine trying to collaborate with researchers all around the world all trying to undertake their own r…

BbWorld17 - DevCon - Monday 24th - Tuesday 25th July 2017

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Blackboard's World Conference at BbWorld17 and DevCon17
Website: http://bbworld.com/

These are my notes and thoughts and should not be seen as a fully accurate or complete account of the information provided.  Some of the information included here contains features that Blackboard are working on / towards but have no guarantee to bring to market.

If you feel I have missed something / been inaccurate in my note taking please let me know in the comments and I will correct / discuss / debate with you :)
Welcome Usual legal statement about everything discussed has the potential to change and not come to market etc. etc.
Knowledge bar has been expanded this year. UX lab - user experience - come and discuss your experiences and how Bb can help.
Mobile app should have every bit of information you need about the conference.
#BbWorld17
Thanks to sponsors Amazon WebServices + Amazon Alexa DevCon: Blackboard technology state of the union Tim Tomlinson  CPO


Produce Excellence & Quality Bb h…

Bb TLC 2017 Main Conference

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Blackboard Teaching & Learning Conference 2017 Website: https://experience.blackboard.com/TLC-EMEA

These are my notes and thoughts and should not be seen as an accurate account of the information provided.  Some of the information included here contains features that Blackboard are working on / towards but have no guarantee to bring to market.

If you feel I have missed something / been inaccurate in my note taking please let me know in the comments and I will correct / discuss / debate with you :)
Interesting thoughts from Keynote Technology adoption > utilisation.
Digital Natives, Natives of what they use and know but not all encompassing knowledge of technology.

Sneaky teaching - teaching students how to use and utilise technology by integration with their course. Improves Digital Literacy & Capability.

Digital fluency - a spectrum.

Staff need digital capability / literacy in order to be able to teach / support digital capability / literacy

Whilst "Blackboard Skills…

Bb TLC 2017 - Dev Con

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Blackboard's Developers Conference at BbTLC17
Website: https://experience.blackboard.com/TLC-EMEA/devcon17/

These are my notes and thoughts and should not be seen as an accurate account of the information provided.  Some of the information included here contains features that Blackboard are working on / towards but have no guarantee to bring to market.

If you feel I have missed something / been inaccurate in my note taking please let me know in the comments and I will correct / discuss / debate with you :)
What's New!
Increase commitment to 9.1Increased engineer positions in Product DevelopmentWorking hard to clear out the bug backlogMerged codeNew 9.1 Installation ProcessBased on Gradle and MavenCommand line driven - no Java FormsAlso used for cumulative updates moving forwardSimplify Integration pathsRESTQ2 2016 - merged code SaaS and LearnLearn Q2 2016 release supports Java 8Support for Building Blocks in UltraImproved Developer EngagementModernise Integration ModelsREST is …

9th UK Learning Analytics Network Meeting - JISC

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Wednesday 22 February
Meeting page: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/events/ninth-uk-learning-analytics-network-meeting-22-feb-2017

Periscope feeds: https://www.periscope.tv/w/a3wJ2DF6WUtiR052b0FsamV8MUJkR1lQYlJFRXlLWAqY_QISkHdJ-vVGenroISXQhMsriMAaIFCPvBooUQvY
https://www.periscope.tv/shrifootring/1lPKqZWdryWGb?

These notes are my own thoughts / quotes from slides and presenters and not meant as a full record of the meeting. I'm happy for people to correct me / remind me of areas I've missed off.  Please excuse all spelling and grammatical mistakes.

Durham Blackboard Users Conference 2017 Day 1&2 #durbbu

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Opening Keynote
Susie J Schofield
University of Dundee Translating evidence-based guidelines to improve feedback practices: The interACT case study Is what we are telling the students clear in our minds but not in theirs?  Are we checking with the students?

What's the quickest way for the bee to get to the flower? It can fly over the maze!
We need outline the learning objectives and approach we want students to take.  Do not constrain them though as long as they are able to achieve the learning outcomes you have asked them to meet.

Talking to students about open and closed mindsets to feedback opens them up to feedback.

[Nicol and Macfarlane-Dick 2006]

Good Assessment (JISC 2007):

Engages students with the assessment criteriaSupports personalised learningEnsures feedback leads to improvementFocuses on student developmentStimulates dialogueConsiders student and staff effort Getting students to engage with feedback is more than just a technical issue.  "Feedback is more important…

Durham Blackboard Users Group Pre-Conference

Managing the LTI lifecycle Tool Consumer (Blackboard) Tool Provider (3rd party solution - e.g. PebblePad, OpenCast etc.)
3 bits of data Bb needs: URL to tool Key to identify Secret
on user click, launch request should send back context, user and role to the tool.
LTI 1.1 allows for an Outcomes service (read gradebook value, update it, delete it)
NOTE TO SELF:
Could the LTI column in Bb be change to a calculated column that reads its data from another column in Bb - e.g. reading the result from an MCQ test?
Stephen demonstrated the raw POST parameters that are returned from a launch request.
Categorising LTI applications:
content / activity type: Provider-generated (static) / User-generated (dynamic)
Configuration method: Standard URL / Link-specific URL

demonstrated grabbing a LTI link from soft chalk and creating a weblink in Bb and selecting "This link is to a tool provider".
SoftChalk will provide you with a key and a secret to add alongside the link.

If you have an inst…